Emergency Services in the Boston Area

Acute Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital: The Acute Psychiatry Service, or APS, is located within the MGH Emergency Department. They are a 24-hour service that provides diagnosis and treatment of acute psychiatric and neuropsychiatric emergencies. Phone: (617) 726-2994

Boston Emergency Services Team (BEST): The Boston Emergency Service Team or BEST sends mobile crisis clinicians to homes, schools, outpatient clinics and other community locations.BEST provides 24-hour response to adults and youth in need of crisis intervention for mental health and substance use concerns. The BEST team is made up of experienced, master’s-level clinicians, psychiatrists, family partners, certified peer specialists, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses and mental health workers. Phone: 800-981-HELP (800-981-4357)

Emergency Services Program Mobile Crisis Intervention: The mission of the Emergency Services Program/Mobile Crisis Intervention (ESP/MCI) is to deliver high quality, culturally competent, clinically and cost-effective, integrated community-based behavioral health crisis assessment, intervention, and stabilization services. There are 21 ESPs, covering every city and town across Massachusetts, providing services, 24 hours per day/7 days per week/365 days per year. Phone: (877-382-1609

Community Resources:

PSI of Massachusetts

PSI of Massachusetts staffs a warmline where callers can receive confidential information, support and listings of local resources. Women and families can leave a message and a trained volunteer, often a professional and/or someone with lived experience, will return the call within 24 hours.
866-472-1897 or psiofmass@gmail.com[NR1] .

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) for Moms

MCPAP for Moms provides real-time, perinatal psychiatric consultation and care coordination for obstetric, pediatric, primary care and psychiatric providers to effectively prevent, identify, and manage depression and other mental health concerns in pregnant and postpartum women.

The MCPAP for Moms Toolkit for providers includes information on screening for and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety disorder. For more information, visit their resources page.

Phone: 855-Mom-MCPAP (855-666-6272)

Woman’s Health Network: Hallmark Health’s Women’s Health Network provides uninsured or underinsured women, 40 to 64 years of age, free screening and health care services, including mammograms, clinical breast exams, physical exams, pap tests, blood pressure and sugar levels, total and HDL cholesterol levels, and height, weight and body mass index.

For further information regarding the Women’s Health Network and its programs, call (781) 388-4018 or Fax: 397-6032. The Women’s Health Network is co-sponsored by the Malden Junior Aid Association and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Phone: (781) 388-4018

Jewish Children & Family Services

Jewish Children & Family Services – Center for Early Relationship Support: provides resources for both mother and child in the Boston area, including support groups for issues around postpartum depression and anxiety, difficulty breastfeeding, families facing sleep issues, etc. and offers referrals for therapeutic support and other resources. Contact them directly, or ask someone close to you to contact them, at info@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-5652. See a more complete list of their resources at: http://www.jfcsboston.org/Our-Services/Center-for-Early-Relationship-Support